What is web scraping ?
Let’s say your boss at work gave you a task where he wants you to extract about 1000 product from a website, structure the data and save it to a database, would you copy paste manually all the product details from the product name, url and price ? I can imagine you would work days and nights and you wont finish the task, so this is where web scraping shines. So web scraping, or web harvesting or web data extraction is like writing a script that will automate data extraction from websites in a matter of minutes !.
Why learn Web Scraping ?
Whether you’re a data analyst, a web developer or even someone who wants to work as a freelancer you should learn web scraping.
For a data analyst building a dataset is extremely important, so without web scraping you simply can’t generate it in addition to that adding web scraping in your resume is a plus for you.
Web scraping can be used in a variety of fields, so let me give you some examples on what you can do with it:
Drop shipping where basically you gonna constantly scrape products from different online stores and show case them on your website to make money,
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